Children and Families

We warmly welcome children and families to visit AGWA and explore the exhibitions and collections together.

Artist Activation | Sharyn Egan – Balga Waangkiny (Balga Talking) Yarning Together
10am-2pm, 26 September – 11 October 2020 | gold coin donation
Join us during the school holidays for Balga Waangkiny (Balga Talking) Yarning Together, an Artist Activation inspiring connection and mindfulness where you can sit quietly, untangle your thoughts, share stories, and weave feeling into an accumulating installation inspired by grass trees. This is an all ages experience. Sharyn Egan will be in the space from 30 Sep – 3 Oct (inclusive) Learn more about the Artist Activation.

Family Guided Tours
11-11.45am, 26 September – 11 October 2020 | FREE, bookings required
Why not bring the family along to the Gallery for a free guided tour these school holidays. Specially designed for children and their families to enjoy, we invite you to come and explore the many works from your State Art Collection with our Voluntary Gallery Guides. Learn about the artists and share stories of your own. Reserve your place.

"I Am An Artist."
10.30am-12.30pm, 29 & 30 September 2020 OR 1.30-3.30pm, 29 & 30 September 2020 | $85+bf
Join Kindling Creative for a print design and production series and find your voice through screen printing and stenciling. Session One shapes your message and your voice into a reproducible design. Session Two has you testing and fine tuning your design and screen print on to a t-shirt and a tote bag, so you can wear and share your message with pride.
Book your place for the AM Sessions
Book your place for the PM Sessions

Kindling Creative Screen Printing Pop-up
10am-2pm, Thursday 1 & Friday 2 October 2020 | $10 per person 
Make your mark. Reveal yourself. Join Kindling Creative for screen printing fun at the Art Gallery of WA main entrance. Get hands on. Slow down. Be productive. Experience the art of making and the joy of self-expression. Grab a tote bag and make your mark! Learn more about the activity.

The Bird Makers Project with Co:3
10am-12.30pm & 1.30-4pm, Thursday 8 October 2020 | FREE, bookings required
Calling all makers to join the birdsong! Join Co:3 at AGWA these school holidays for a FREE, 2.5 hour family-friendly textiles workshop, where you will be guided by an expert bird maker to transform an item of black clothing into a black bird, destined for the stage in 2021! Learn more about the project.

AGWA Gently | FREE
Pick up a card and pencil from Reception when you come and visit, and experience AGWA Gently by taking your time to explore together. small ideas for BIG IMAGINATIONS, a creative play project for young children (and for all of us needing gentle ways of being with the world). Each week during lockdown we released a small project for you to do together from home which you can find online.

Conversations with Rain | FREE
Collect your interactive Unlocking Imagination journal and pencil from Reception and let it lead you on a responsive journey through the Gallery. A shared family experience for all ages! Learn more about the Conversations with Rain program.

Drawing Breath | FREE
Collect your Drawing Breath journal and pencil from Reception when you come and visit. Drawing Breath is a creative learning approach at AGWA, harnessing MINDFULNESS to enhance looking at, and responding to works of art. Learn more about the Drawing Breath program.

Families at home | FREE
Creative experiences for you and your family to enjoy at home. Enjoy and have fun together!

Related Information

School Holidays

School Holidays

During the school holidays we make available a range of art activities for your school-age children to participate in. 

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Artbubs event


A monthly art outing for parents and carers of under 1s.

Bring your baby to the Gallery for an engaging and flexible tour showcasing current exhibitions and collection highlights, followed by morning tea at FRANK café. Prams/baby carriers and babies up to one-year-old welcome! Baby change facilities available.

The ArtBubs program is currently on hold while the Gallery's rooftop redevelopment project is underway.